Who Supports Strong GE Regulations?

In May and early June 2013, the Department of Education held four public hearings to accept input on topics to consider in upcoming negotiated rulemaking sessions, and it also accepted written comments. Many organizations and elected officials spoke or submitted comments, in particular encouraging the Department to effectively enforce the statutory “gainful employment” requirement for all career education programs. Links to comments from elected officials and select organizations are below. Information on the hearings, including lists of presenters and hearing transcripts, can be found here.

Members of Congress

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin

U.S. Representative Tony Cardenas

U.S. Representative Judy Chu

U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver

U.S. Representative John Conyers Jr.

U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings

U.S. Representative Danny Davis

U.S. Representative Susan Davis

U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene

U.S. Representative Raúl Grijalva

U.S. Representative Rubén Hinojosa

U.S. Representative Rush Holt

U.S. Representative Mike Honda

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee

U.S. Representative Barbara Lee

U.S. Representative Doris Matsui

U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano

U.S. Representative Jared Polis

U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

U.S. Representative Bobby Rush

U.S. Representative Jackie Speier

U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell

U.S. Representative Mark Takano

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters

Attorneys General





American Association of University Women (AAUW)

American Legion

Association of the U.S. Navy (AUSN)

Americans for Financial Reform

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

America Achieves

Center for Responsible Lending

Consumers Union

Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)

East Bay Community Law Center

The Education Trust, Education Trust Appendix

The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)

IHEP – Institute for Higher Education Policy

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Mississippi Center for Justice

National Education Association (NEA)

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)

National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) on behalf of its low-income clients

National Guard Association of the U.S. (NGAUS)

New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Public Advocates


Veterans for Common Sense

Veterans Education Success


VetsFirst, an initiative of the United Spinal Association

Vietnam Veterans of America

Young Invincibles

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